Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lost in Paradise Harbour Cay Club

Typical sunset, Marathon, Florida...
We have been lost in the peace, and the beauty of Harbour Cay Club, HCC a small paradise in Marathon, Florida. We have been here since Dec 16 and we will depart tomorrow, Jan 21. We will move back north to Miami where we will stage up for the Miami Boat Show and our friends Judith and Haakon arriving from Denmark. In the mean time, please forgive us for not blogging and posting updates, but the time here is priceless. We skipped last year due to our IPY refit program, but decided to return here for Christmas 2014. What a joy it has been. Good friends Craig and Liana came down for Christmas and rented the condo, the best deal on the east coast! We toured Key West and sailed Florida Bay and had a wonderful time together.

Christmas 2014 on the boat
The HCC club had a great Christmas Dinner and a New Years Day Dinner, thanks to the wonderful owners of Harbour Cay Club. Radeen and I both agree, there is no place like HCC that we have found from Maine to Key West. This place is very special, hands down. The property owners are so kind and so friendly making you feel welcome in their home marina. It is a 24 slip marina, where there are only about 9 slips for rent. The rest are filled with the fine yachts of the liveaboard owners. This place is a small and peaceful. It is  a beautifully kept gem that is private. You are a guest in the home of the owners and the 2.5 acres grounds, clubhouse, lanai, tiki hut, bathhouse, and landscaping show their pride of ownership. We feel honored to call the owners our friends. We feel at HOME here at Harbour Cay Club, what a great month it has been. We love it here! We already booked in for two months next year as we plan an Island Packet Fleet sail from HCC to Cuba 2016! So plan to come on down and Harbour Cay Club and join our fleet. You will LOVE it here.

Here are my best photos of the month.....enjoy...

NOTE: These photos cover from Vero Beach, heading south on the ICW, through Fort Lauderdale to Marathon Key and then Harbour Cay Club.












































  

Happy New Year 2015
We hope your New Year is off to a great start. We are excited for our 2015 and the adventures that await us as we sail back into the Bahamas and then Home to MD.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015 IPY Calendar

Judith sails above 80 degrees north!
This is the 12th year of the Island Packet Yachts calendar. The photos this year are from my own collection, plus one very special IP photo from Judith L. Jacobsen who sailed far above the Arctic Circle to the island of Svalbard. She and her husband are incredible sailors. (She even jumped in and swam among the icebergs!)

This year I also searched deep into my IP photo collection of over 100,000 pictures and found a fantastic shot of our IP racing days during the 2009 Rock Hall, Maryland rendezvous. In this photo, three IPs are sailing hard. Each photo tells a story, and I am very lucky to have taken so many great pictures of Island Packet Yachts.

 I hope you enjoy the photography and I thank you for supporting my IPY web projects. The $5 proceeds from the sale of each calendar helps to pay for the servers, software, programming support and software licenses needed to support and run IPphotos.com and IPYOA,com. The Island Packet Yacht factory does not pay for or donate money to support my web sites. These sites were created and built out of the passion I have for Island Packet Yachts as an owner since 1991. Thank you for your support.

To order a calendar, please follow this link: http://CafePress.com/ipphotos
NOTE: Set your start date to JANUARY. unless you want your calendar to start on another month.

Here are the months of the year....

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

The Cover with the new IPY L24 Family Launch

To order a calendar, please follow this link: http://CafePress.com/ipphotos  Thank you!